It’s time to embrace your positive self, gain the confidence you once had, and enjoy the journey of Life! Your Journey. Your Life.
There’s a whole other amazing world that exists beyond what you have tapped into. It’s time to explore… If you look at achievers and those who have not, you will notice that the achiever has quite a unique mindset – one that is molded out of confidence and optimism. It is this confidence and optimism that secures their road will more than likely be successfully traveled.
In order to start changing your life, you need to set your goals first. What would you like to become? What specific aspect in life should you address in order to make that dramatic transformation for the better?
For one, you need to stay focused on your goals. That way, you can confidently make decisions that will change the direction of your life. Clear out any confusion. The idea of change can be quite daunting to some, and the thought of getting through a month, a week, or a day might prove to be a challenge. However, you can take it one step at a time to avoid being overwhelmed.
It helps if you compose a list of all the things you want to achieve. This should assist with clarity. It doesn’t even matter how you organize your list, just as long as you put your thoughts on paper. Once the list is complete, give yourself some time to sort through it and identify from least to the most important things to do.
When you start setting your goals, be realistic – be grounded and focused. There’s nothing wrong with starting small either.
It would be more beneficial if your first goal is achievable within a month or two, but it should still be significant enough to give you a taste of success. Your next goal should be something connected to the realization of the first goal, and so on.
You may also set goals that aim to eliminate all the negative things in life that have kept you from succeeding. It could be to remove your inhibitions and self-limitations.
For many achievers, their first goal is to excel in time management. This is an appropriate first goal, especially for people who always seem to be running out of time. Proper time management will make you feel in control and confident that you can achieve your goals in time.
When creating your to-do list, you may also want to take note of the things that are hindering you from success. It could be your fear of failure, something that many people feel. Often, failure is usually related to the fears dominating your subconscious. So, what are you really afraid of? Put it this way, if you don’t at least give it a shot, you will never know the outcome. Everyone has fears, it’s human nature, but overcoming is part of the process.
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”.
You can be the NEW YOU by taking small but effective steps. Set your goals, follow them, create a course of action, and bid Au Revoir to any self-doubt. Use your mental strength to pin your positive thoughts at the center of everything that you are doing, and relieve yourself of all the negative thoughts until you totally forget about them.
Monitor your progress and your timescales. Don’t stray and follow your realistic deadlines. Every time you check off a task on your to-do list, it can give you a different kind of satisfaction knowing that you’re about to do something great! Once you achieve the goal, reward yourself!
Motivation: How To Find And Keep It
One of the most important steps towards changing yourself is to know what motivates you. Once you discover what drives you, you can use it to jump start everything that you need to do for a total transformation.
Reminisce a little by reflecting on your biggest achievement in life and what you did to realize it.
There are certain questions that will help you understand yourself more and your source of motivation.
Be honest in answering these questions and write them down for a better analysis later.
1. What do you consider as your greatest accomplishment in life so far?
2. What did you do in order to achieve it?
3. What drove you to achieve your goal?
4. How did you continue to motivate yourself?
5. How much do you value your final goal?
After answering these questions, take the time to recall just how happy you felt during that moment when you knew that you finally achieved your goal.
Motivation differs from one person to the other. However, your dreams will likely remain the same over time. In most cases though, people often choose to abandon their lofty dream and downgrade it to something that is easier to establish. However, settling for something less may not give you that sense of fulfillment knowing that it isn’t your original dream.
Use this list to understand your feelings about your dreams:
- Do you want people to acknowledge you and your achievements?
- Do you want to help your family?
- Do you get your sense of personal satisfaction by proving that you are an important figure or that you can realize all your goals?
- Do you always stick to doing the right thing?
- Do you want to improve your financial status?
- Do you feel passionate about life and let it consume you?
- Did you have a difficult childhood, enough that you would not want to experience it again in adulthood?
- Do you always want to feel in control and do something that contributes to achieving your dreams?
- Do you handle changes positively?
- Do you feel even more determined to achieve your goals once you see them written down clearly as your priorities?
Many of these questions pertain to your feelings about your goals in life. Make sure to put these questions somewhere visible as a daily reminder of why you should continue pursuing your dreams no matter what. These should help you hold on to the motivated you!